Key labour shortages will have to be fixed  if the Government’s  €115bn National Development Plan is to be successful, the construction industry has warned. File photograph: Sergei Malgavko/TASS via Getty Images

Key labour shortages will have to be fixed and rising construction inflation curbed if the Government’s €115 billion National Development Plan (NDP) i(...)

Flooding along the banks of the Shannon River near Athlone in 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ireland continues to face significant challenges from flooding risks even though hundreds of measures have already been identified to protect homes an(...)

Caroline Spillane, director general of Engineers Ireland

Brexit has already caused commercial deals to be either deferred or adversely adjusted for almost 40 per cent of Irish engineers working here or in th(...)

Flood defence work is carried out on the banks of the east side of the River Shannon in Athlone earlier this year. An Engineers Ireland conference was told there is no ‘blindingly obvious’ to the issue of flooding in the State. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

More than 40 per cent of people blame building on flood plains as the main cause of homes and property being flooded, a survey carried out for Enginee(...)

The chief executives of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland, Engineers Ireland and the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland said the lack of graduates in construction fields was a threat to Ireland’s future

The next government should introduce repatriation tax breaks to encourage Irish people living abroad to come back to work, according to a new survey o(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny addresses the Global Irish Economic Forum at Dublin Castle.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Things have changed radically in the employment sector since the recession forced thousands of Ireland’s brightest to move abroad in search of work. M(...)

Caroline Spillane: failure to streamline planning and delivery of key projects could be detrimental to the economic outlook

Ireland will lose its competitive edge if the Government does not think more strategically about the long-term infrastructure needs of the country, a(...)

Engineers Week file photograph of Sue McGrath  demonstrating combustion properties using flour. A survey released as part of this year’s events shows   that despite national efforts 70 per cent of parents don’t know what Stem stands for. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There has been a national effort over years to attract students and their parents to science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) subjects, yet 7(...)

Engineers Ireland Level 7 winners were: (from left) Sligo IT’s Ruairí McGee, Niall McHale, Gary Lyons and Anthony Mannion. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

The Engineers Ireland Innovative Student of the Year Award for 2014 has gone to a project offering a solution to the transportation of critical medica(...)

Prof Mark Ferguson: “There are lots of different companies and organisations out there and they are all doing their bit to go out and evangelise on behalf of STEM subjects in schools.” Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has launched a new three-year plan for its Smart Futures initiative which is aimed at delivering a 10 per cent increa(...)